Wine Education

Castello Banfi Brunello 2011 Presentation

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino wine bottle and glass with estate vineyards and castle in background

To introduce the 2011 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino and 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riservas, Banfi Vintners co-CEO Cristina Mariani-May traveled around the USA, telling the story of Castello Banfi and offering first tastes of not only the Brunelli but also “ASKA” Bolgheri Rosso, “La Pettegola” Vermentino, Fonte alla Selva Chianti Classico, and Poggio alle […]

Wine Reviews

Brunello Wine Review: Hold 2010, Drink 2011

Wine glass filled with 2010 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

Italian wine expert Monica Larner has completed a comprehensive review of the latest releases of Brunello di Montalcino, published at eRobertParker (subscription required). This is her comparison of the legendary 2010 vintage vs. 2011: The current releases – 2011 Annata and 2010 Riserva – offer an impressively wide drinking window spanning the two vintages. The […]


Father’s Day: Grilled Tuscan-Style Ribeye with Brunello di Montalcino

By Guest Blogger, Diane Fluin of Diane’s Food Blog Father’s Day is almost here, so why not treat Dad to a memorable meal? Dads and grilling go hand in hand, so fire up the barbecue and make Dad a dinner he’ll not soon forget. This grilled steak, which boasts subtle flavors from Tuscany, tastes even […]

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Praise for a Perfect Ten Vintage: Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

We are so proud of our 2010 Brunello and wanted to share some of the great reviews and accolades that it has received since being introduced to the world in January. Castello Banfi Brunello 2010 was awarded Best in Class and a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. For 76 years, the […]